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Dr. Karen Panetta

Dr.Karen Panetta is a computer engineer, inventor and the dean for graduate education at Tufts University. Karen develops signal and imaging processing algorithms, simulation tools and embedded systems for applications for robot vision, and biomedical imaging applications. She has won a number of awards for social impact, teaching and mentoring, ethics, and engineering education, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring. Karen is the editor-in-chief of IEEE WIE Magazine. Her passion is utilzing her engineering knowledge for the  benefit of humanity.

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Craig "Lowie" Low

Craig “Lowie” Low is an award winning Australian Comedian, TV Host, Radio Host and Writer. At the age of 29, Lowie has hosted some of Australia’s biggest TV Shows including CD Live, Road To Rock Star, Ralph TV and also featured on channels such as MTV, Fox, Nickelodeon, The Comedy Channel and all major free to air networks. He has won numerous awards for his nationally syndicated radio shows Lowie’s Hot 30 Countdown (Number 1 nationally syndication night show 3 years in a row), Lowie’s Super Awesome Mega Mega Show and Lowie vs. America.

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October 2, 2019

Twenty-three-year-old Alayna Westcom stood onstage in a white dress with a blue atom emblem, blue shoes, and lab glasses. On...

August 22, 2019

When Rashmi Shah was young, she spent time helping her parents, both scientists, process and catalog samples of plant matter...

August 2, 2019

Kathryne Jansen's parents encouraged her to pursue a traditional career path. Like many parents, they wanted her to go to col...

August 2, 2019

Carmen Cabana wouldn't say that she comes from a particularly artistic family, but the inspiration for her cinematography car...

June 24, 2019

Lisa Goel was born and raised in a rural town in Mississippi. Her father, a general and vascular surgeon as well as a family...

June 24, 2019

Mercedes Cornelius was the kind of child who ended up in the principal’s office once in a while—but at the same time she was...

May 29, 2019


Katherine Young will tell you that her work as a graphic artist only has the chance to influence people for one second. Much...

May 29, 2019

When we think of engineering in the aviation industry, we tend to focus on the development of new aircraft, but what about th...

April 29, 2019

Karen Rockwell may have been good at math and science as a kid, but that doesn’t mean she had any interest in becoming an eng...

March 25, 2019

Hope Nicholson is passionate about comic books, and she’s made a career out of being the kind of fangirl who loves comics fro...

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Karen Panetta

Founder Nerd Girls, Inc.

Karen is professor at Tufts University, an engineer at the forefront of her field. She travels the globe inspiring youth to pursue science and engineering. Her work pushes innovation and she has received awards such as: Presidential Award from Barack Obama for Education, Norm Augustine Award and IEEE Award for ethical practices.

Paola Di Florio

Co-founder Nerd Girls, Inc.

Producer | Director

Paola is the director of Nerd Girl Nation. She is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and TV producer whose work has featured extraordinary individuals and the triumph of the human spirit. Her films include: AWAKE:The Life of Yogananda, Home of the Brave, and Speaking in Strings.

Karen Johnson

Co-founder Nerd Girls, Inc.


Karen is a producer who is interested in stories that are by, for, and/or about women. Her award winning productions have played at top film festivals, won awards, and been distributed and broadcasted throughout the world. Her films include: Double Dare, Twice Upon A Yesterday.

Peter Rader

Producer Nerd Girl Nation

Peter has worked in the film industry for 20 years and has helped develop numerous projects for studios, and industry leaders such as Steven Spielberg, Dino De Laurentiis and John Davis. He most recently produced the award-winning documentary AWAKE:The Life of Yogananda,

Kathryne Jansen

Associate Producer Nerd Girl Nation

Kathryne graduated with honors from The Los Angeles Film School. As a producer her short films have won awards such as, The Audience Choice Award and Best Short Thriller. She also produced, wrote, and directed her short film, A Crow's Whisper, the official selection for the Cibra and Tallinn Film Festival.

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